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BobEmmert

06:41AM | 11/30/02
Member Since: 11/22/02
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I'm considering painting a dark basement bedroom having a dark stained, rough sawn paneled surface. This would be mainly to brighten the room; the paneling is in good condition. The actual color hasn't been decided but a flat or satin off-white would be a choice. Am I wasting my time? Any tips?

5slb6

11:58PM | 12/01/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Sure you can do it and it will make a world of difference.
You will need to prime the paneling with a pigmented shellac primer, such as Zinnser BIN, which will seal any knots that may bleed thru other primers. The finish paint can be latex paint of your choice but bear in mind that on a rough surface a paint with a sheen will accent the texture of the paneling. As far as application I would think that rolling the paint on will be the way to go and you may have to brush some areas to get it all covered.

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